Assist a Photographer


What are the benefits of assisting a photographer?

Answer by: Hashim Badani, Editorial Photographer

Assisting is a great way to understand the business aspect of photography, as well as its technicalities, such as, what lights are available, how to license your images, deal with clients, and so on. Make sure you assist someone whose work you look up to, and can relate to. It’s a great way to learn. Assist your peers from time to time, mainly because it’s very refreshing to see another style at work. Each artist has their own unique method, and there is always something to take home from that. Another way of doing this is to participate in workshops. There are several workshops within the country and internationally.

This article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of Better Photography.